Class to Night Out: Sheer Blouse

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Do you struggle with transforming your outfits from day to night? Don’t worry, CF is here to help turn that daily annoyance into a fun challenge. This column will focus on one piece per week, and teach you how to take your look from study sessions in the library to dancing the night away.

Here at CF, we've already discussed how transition season can be a total drag. March's freezing cold mornings and sunny afternoons are no picnic, especially when it comes to deciding on an outfit. That's why I've decided to center this week's post on a transitional weather wardrobe essential - a sheer blouse.

Sheer blouses are the ultimate layering piece for spring weather. They come in all sorts of fun colors and their light material makes them perfect for breezy strolls around campus. Sport them under a cute blazer or an oversized cardigan (or both) and you've got just enough coverage for cold mornings that you can quickly remove once the sun comes out. They're also the perfect combination of casual-cute and formal attire, which means you can wear them day or night! (Just be sure to remember to wear something under yours!)

Sheer Blouse: Class

How to wear a magenta sheer blouse during the day with skinny jeans, riding boots, a floral bag, and turquoise jewelry


Blouse, Jeans, Boots, Bag, Earrings, Ring

To dress down your blouse, wear it with a pair of basic skinny jeans and tall brown boots. Choosing a blouse in a fashion-forward color (I'm so obsessed with fuchsia right now - how about you?) and a fun, subtle print will also help you avoid looking stuffy or overly buttoned-up. Accessorize with contrasting jewelry, like these gorgeous turquoise pieces, and celebrate springtime with a floral-print canvas bag. Bonus points for matching floral earrings!

Sheer Blouse: Night Out

How to wear a magenta sheer blouse at night with skinny jeans, floral heels, earrings, and a statement bag


Blouse, Jeans, Heels, Bag, Earrings

Sheer blouses are also great for dressier, more conservative nights out. Fancy dinner date, anyone?

Pull on a pair of super-skinny black jeans to feel instantly more dressed-up. Keep up with the floral theme from your class look with a pair of flowery almond-toe heels and leafy patterned gold teardrop earrings. Tie the look together with a chic, simple cross-body bag - I'm loving this pale pink one because it perfectly matches the flowers on the shoes!

Your thoughts?

Let me know in the comments if you plan on incorporating a sheer blouse into your spring transition wardrobe. Do you like the outfits? I'd love to hear what you think!